A bill that eases further restrictions on concealed handguns in North Carolina and makes other gun-related changes is back on the sidelines just hours after returning to the fast track.
The House Rules Committee chairman announced Tuesday afternoon the panel planned to consider a new version of the measure Wednesday, with a floor vote later in the day. But the committee meeting was canceled Tuesday night.
A committee notice said new provisions are anticipated in the coming days and Speaker Tim Moore wanted to offer more time to consider them.
We’re hearing from state legislators this week who are home for a week-long recess. WCQS reached out to members of both parties and is airing the interviews in the order they were conducted. Today the focus is on Terry Van Duyn, a Democratic State Senator of Buncombe County. We spoke on a range of issues, from the economy and jobs to bills dealing with social issues, which Van Duyn has been an outspoken critic of.
This week, state lawmakers are on their version of spring break, and many local legislators are home. That gave us an opportunity to sit down and talk about the current session with many of them. We reached out to members of both parties, and will air excerpts from the interviews in the order they were conducted. We start today with Representative Brian Turner. He’s a Democrat representing Buncombe County. The first-term legislator scored an upset win over Tim Moffitt in November’s election, one among just a few bright spots for Democrats in an otherwise tough election cycle.
Real America: Guns in America will air Saturday at three and Sunday at six. This special explores America’s gun culture through snapshots of how different communities deal with violence by taking a look at three very different stories around gun control.